UCL Astronomy Group Postgraduate Admissions
THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR PHDs STARTING IN OCTOBER
2013 IS NOW CLOSED. BELOW YOU WILL FIND GENERAL INFORMATION ON OUR PROCEDURE BUT SHOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN A PHD FOR THE YEAR 2014 PLEASE COME BACK TO THIS PAGE OVER THE SUMMER!
UCL hosts one of the largest communities in the UK researching astrophysics, space science, and related topics. Studies are carried out in the Departments of both Physics & Astronomy and Space & Climate Physics (the latter at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, MSSL). Research in both Departments was rated 5 in the last national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), and encompasses a wide range of topics including atmospheric physics, space-plasma physics, solar and solar-terrestrial physics, planetary sciences, extrasolar planets, stellar astrophysics, star formation, galactic astrophysics, galaxies and Active Galactic Nuclei, gamma-ray bursts, neutron stars, cosmology, and neutrino astrophysics, as well as underpinning theory, and instrument development.
While these two Departments are distinct, there is much interaction between them resulting from common interests; these overlaps are developed further through the UCL Institute of Origins and the UCL Centre for Planetary Sciences. Nevertheless, for a variety of administrative reasons, the postgraduate admissions procedures for the two Departments operate separately at a formal level so separate applications are required. In practice, this means that you should consider carefully to which Department you should apply (or, of course, you may submit applications to both!). Application details for postgraduate admissions to MSSL are given elsewhere.
The remainder of the information given here applies primarily to the Astrophysics Group in the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, itself one of the largest research groups in the UK, with approximately 100 members of academic, research and support staff. We conduct research in atmospheric physics, instrument development, and most areas of astrophysics (including cosmology, galaxies, stellar astrophysics, star formation, and planetary sciences).
- How to Apply and FAQs
- Interviews and offers
- Studentship availability and eligibility requirements
- Sources of further Information
- PhD projects on offer in 2013
Note: many of the links in the above pages should lead to web pages managed outside the Department. Important web pages may unilaterally be relocated from time to time; if any of links given below appear 'dead', please notify Prof. Viti (phd AT star.ucl.ac.uk).
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